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January 9, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo wins player of the year at first ever Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony

Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned the world’s best player at FIFA’s annual awards gala in Zurich. The Real Madrid superstar enjoyed a fantastic 2016, and has […]
January 9, 2017

‘The Greatest Player Ever Liveth’ – Twitter reacts to Ronaldo’s Best Player in the World win

The Portugal and Real Madrid forward pipped Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to the prize, adding another individual award for 2016 following his Goal 50 and […]
January 10, 2017

FIFA Increases World Cup Participants to 48 Countries From 2026

World football governing body, FIFA has announced that the 2026 World Cup will have 48 teams in 16 groups of 3 nations. FIFA’s ruling council on […]
March 29, 2017

Lionel Messi Gets a 4-Match Ban for Verbally Abusing Referee

Lionel Messi has been handed a four-match international suspension by FIFA after the Argentina captain was found guilty of abusing a referee verbally in a World Cup […]
April 29, 2017

Ex-FIFA Official Pleads Guilty to $950,000 Bribery Charges

Richard Lai, a former FIFA official and current president of the Guam Football Association has been suspended for 90 days after he pleaded guilty to giving and taking bribes. […]
August 18, 2018

FIFA rejects Dalung’s Request to Visit

World football governing body FIFA has rejected a request to visit from Nigeria’s minister of sports Solomon Dalung, Fisayo Dairo of ACL Sports is reporting. Dalung had written to FIFA, through the Nigerian […]
February 26, 2019

FIFA bans African referee for life

K Oden Charles Mbaga, a referee affiliated to the Tanzanian federation, has been banned from football for life for accepting bribes, world governing body FIFA said […]
April 6, 2019

New FIFA ranking: Super Eagles move to third in Africa

The Super Eagles are now ranked third in Africa after moving up four places to 42 in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday. The three-time […]